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“Modern Elegance” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #18 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
London
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65 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Modern Elegance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

great hotel. It has everything you need, and the beach and pool areas are better than most hotels in the city. Very attentive staff without being over bearing. Great selection of restaurants yet the Shangri La Buffet beats any hotel in Abu DHabi. Rooms are spacious and clean.

Room Tip: Asl for a room facing the creek and close to an elevator.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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148 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Located right on the water this Fairmont is the proverbial "home away from home". Most rooms face the creek and the Grand Mosque (or White Mosque) and are very spacious and well appointed. All roo s come with WiFi which is free for Presidents Club members. The hotel pool is located right on the beach and well connected with the main building. The hotel also boasts four restaurants, we have tried two and found them good. The menus are extensive and the staff is friendly and helpfull.

Room Tip: Request a high floor with creek view...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kandersteg, Switzerland
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

A stylish hotel in a new born area of Abu Dhabi.
The Fairmont is very stylish, great place to stay if you like modern hotels.
Big windows in the room allow you a unforgettable view to the Mosque. Definitely ask for a high floor room with view to the mosque.
Great reception and concierge staff - very helpfull.
The flower shop in the hotel is incredible - loved it!
Breakfast service was unfriendly, not very smily and just not as good as the rest of this place. Great pool with lovely cocktails and very good food. Will be back - one day!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai
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115 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

I tend to head to this hotel for a weekend getaway. The rooms are very spacious and service is always great. I particularly like the pool as it has a private beach, outdoor restaurant, and pool bar. Definately join their loyalty program and you get free internet as well as other perks. Hotel is very easy to get to as it's before the city center and you don't hit Abu Dhabi traffic.

Room Tip: Pay the upgrade for a "View Room"- excellent view of the Grand Mosque!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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102 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

we only staying 1 night as it was getaway from Dubai and our friends took us. It was just as fab as they had said. We got a free upgrade to a suite and on the club room because it was my husbands birthday and they gave him a cake which was a lovely touch. the pool area is great and the staff very attentive to all needs. the breakfast on the club room was amazing compated to other club breakfasts I have had and we ate at Frankies Italian in the hotel which was also good. Nothing really let it down except to say you'd never know it was there but thats a good things as it doesnt look as impressive from the outside but it really is a great hotel with super staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

My last visit to Abu Dhabi, I thought I had the privilege to stay at the Emirates Palace Hotel, but now I know the privilege is to stay at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. I was put in a suite on the Gold level floor...every staff person seemed to know my name and my preferences at every turn. Every staff member seemed genuinely courteous and helpful. No need was left unmet. My room was huge with a living room, dressing area and bed room. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the Grand Mosque. There was a deep soaking tub, which I did not have the opportunity to use. No spa, but the staff arranged for my massage at the nearby Shangri La Hotel (recommend a spa treatment there). We ate at Frankies, the steakhouse and the buffet restaurants and all where wonderful. I highly recommend the steakhouse and the buffet. The gym facilities are top notch with onsite personnel willing to help you out with your work out or form (and handing you cool, wet cloths when you perspire!). My colleague braved the 109 degree heat to use the pool and he claimed the pool water was cooled! The pool area and outside areas are all beautiful and well kept. One minor complaint, I don't believe my room air conditioning was working properly. Maybe it was because my room was so large, but I couldn't get the room cooled to my liking. I did not alert anyone to this though I'm sure they would've been on it!
I hope I have the privilege to stay here on my next trip to Abu Dhabi.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

great experience....one should be there to feel it....great place ....happy to go back ....u can feel warmth and silence atmosphere .....a great view to the Grand Mosque .....amazing......pool side and the break fast just breautiful....wana go back again and again..... great service from the well trained staff .... c ya all soon ....

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Address: Between The Bridges, Abu Dhabi 114304, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#11 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#12 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#18 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#18 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Bab Al Bahr 5*
Number of rooms: 369
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr boasts a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi. With its striking, contemporary design, this beachfront hotel offers the highest level of comfort and elegance throughout its 369 rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy world class on-site amenities, including private sandy beaches, an Olympic-length swimming pool, covered children’s pool, separate ladies’ and mixed-use gyms, business services and state-of-the-art conference facilities. Add to this an awarding winning portfolio of eight dining options; all delivered with genuine Arabic hospitality - the result is certain to exceed every guest’s highest expectations. ... more   less 
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